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Security exploit fount

A security exploit was found by Han Sahin of www.SumOfPwn.nl

It probably tooks a month to fix all the staff related to that, so you should disable the plugin for being protected.

You could ckeck the Git repository for daily works https://github.com/lechab/newstatpress and eventully for use the code as soon as it is fixed.

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[Update] You can use the current build that fix the exploite: newstatpress-master

Install it as soos as possible.

Overview and External API

With version 1.2.3 even Overview is working as for Dashboard with the External API.

You need to activate External API in order to see the Overview as before.

Please refer into this image on how to achive it (the Key is Random and generated with the apposite key):

External API activation

External API activation

Remember that we are working for using the External API in all part of the plugin for speed up generation of page

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Multi-NewStatPress with Ajax Dashboard

Dashboard

The  near to come version 1.1.0 of NewStatPress is the first that will use the External API and Ajax for not blocking the page that it is rendering.

The first API is for showing the NewStatPress Dashboard and NewStatPress itself will use it (so you must activate External API).

Hear, instead, there is the Multi-NewStatPress that  manages lot of NewStatPress sites and shows the dashboard of all:

dashboard

if you want to be notify by mail about Multi-NewStatPress, then use the Contact form and drop a message with subject MULTI-NEWSTATPRESS (you can also suggest some features you like to see in it).

Multi-NewStatPress will be selled at low prices for the people that manages lot of sites, but every functions it uses will be inside NewStatPress itself thanks to Extenal API, so if you want you can code your version of program for monitoring all your sites.

Multi-NewStatpress: dashboard example

Maybe one image should speak for itself: here there is the dashboard of Multi-NewStatPress:

Multi-NewStatPress

Here there are tree different sites that use Newstatpress: xyz, yzh, zhx

In upper position there is the information about the latest plugin version available (it is in blue color). Clicking on details will pop up the change log of this version, so you can read what is changed.

Multi-NewStatPress

The program will look for the actual version of Newstatpress installed into each sites and colored them as:

  • Green: it is up to date
  • Orange: it is one version below
  • Red: it is many versions below

Here, you can click in each site to access the plugin page and update that site!

Very simple 🙂

 

New developer

As you can see from the changelog, now there is a new developer (cHab) that collaborate to the plugin (he is  from Frence, so now the English, Italian and French language will be always updated at each release).

So many changes are being apply (like CSS) to the puglin and so old requests are done or bugs are fixing.

One of the big improvements that you will see in future version will be a speed up in loading of pages with variables.

Actually Newstatpress needs very fee microsencond to insert a record of a visitor, but if you have some aggregate functions (for example in widget) that show data, this can require some seconds to load in average if you have a big database.

With the new version the page will be loaded soon and the data will be added later when their will be available.

 

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Future plans (MULTI-NEWSTATPRESS)

I just make this post for introducing a new future features that will be available related to Newstatpress.

First of all I just remember that the plugin is developed in free time, so I know that many requested features are not jet coded. The important thing is that I run actually 8 sites with WordPress and of course they all use Newstatpress, so first of later they will be added.

I else like to thank the various users contribution that improve the plugin and even the donation received that has make possible to implement some little features from time to time (like the moving from old Google API to the new one).

Another feature that will be finally added soon from the list (thanks to contribution) is the ip2nation automatic installation.

But just return to the main topic.

As I manage 8 sites, I have the exigency to see in short time all the statistics about those sites in one page. I had already get some requests to automatizate some operations thrown multiple Newstatpress installation in the past, so maybe this could be a solution even for that people.

This will be a personal project (so all is made for having what I need), but I’m sure this will make happy many IT managers that manages many web sites, so I will go to make it a product that can be used by others. This means extra works for let it simple to install, add sites, and so on that will increase the needed time for realize it.

So, the project will produces:

  • Newstatpress will have an API for let export many information thrown JSON format. One can so uses that information in the way they want by external programs.
  • This will so get that the actual big Newstatpress file will be separated into some file to include.
  • An option KEY PASSWORD could be set for use the API. This means that you can choose if the information that can be exported are public or private.
  • The new web application will be made in Bootstrap technology (from a PHP page), so it will be not integrated into WordPress. However this not exclude that one can insert it inside a WordPress page using a plugin that let add a PHP code in it.
  • At beginning it will have some base information like:
    • Current official Newstatpress version available
    • Version installed into the Site X (it will be green if at same level of ufficial one, orange if it is a version below, red if it is two or more version below). I don’t be sure if I will be able to lanch a plugin updates to all the Sites from that page.
    • Dashboard graphics of every Site X
    • All others statistic will be added later.
  • For one that want to have a license of it, it will cost just 3€ for an installation (each installation can hadle all the Newstatpress sites you want to use). The program will be sent by mail.
  • Every future improved of the program will be sent by mail without any other cost. It is possible that insted the cost of program will be increased if one purchase it when it will be full of functions, but this not affect who as already purchese it at low cost.

When this will be ready?

As all is done in free time, it will need many weeks for sure.

Else some technical decisions are to be taken, like if it will need to run in a site that has WordPress installed for using his DB and user autentication or it will be created from scratch.

When ready, you will see a description here of how it works, however if you want to be notify by mail, then use the Contact form and drop a message with subject MULTI-NEWSTATPRESS (you can also suggest some features you like to see in it, or comment into this post).

WordPress 3.9

The new WordPress 3.9 has lot of changes into internal API, expecially for MYSQL.

Please attend the weekend before installing it, as I can make an update version of the plugin that fix all possible issue.

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